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News & Media

Mar 23, 2009

Observe World Water Week, A Great Cause

This week, the United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, is encouraging people to pay $1 for tap water at restaurants around the world.  Each dollar donated to the project will provide 40 liters of drinking water, or enough to supply clean water for one child for a month – or 40 kids a day.

And you’d better believe that some of that drinking water given to needy children will be in the form of a bottle – a clean, safe method of consuming Earth’s most vital resource.

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Founded in 1958, IBWA's membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. IBWA is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, and state governments to set stringent standards for safe, high quality bottled water products. Additionally, IBWA requires member bottlers to adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices that in some cases are more stringent than federal and state regulations. A key feature of the IBWA Model Code is an annual plant inspection by an independent, third party organization.

For more information about IBWA, bottled water and a list of member‚ brands, please contact
Jill Culora, IBWA‚ Vice President of Communications at 703-647-4609 or [email protected].


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